In some people, the masseter (jaw) muscles become enlarged (hypertrophy), which leads to a square looking jawline. This can be due to bruxism (teeth grinding at night).
Masseter muscle slimming injections using Botox or Azzalure can help to relax and shrink the muscles that can cause your jawline to look large or square, resulting in a slimmer looking face. It can also be used to help treat bruxism (teeth grinding at night) by reducing the size and strength the jaw muscles.
You may start to see/feel the effects of Botox and Azzalure around your jawline after 3 to 5 days, but it typically takes up to 2 weeks before the full effect is achieved. As the jaw muscles involved are large, powerful muscles, a minimum of three full treatments are usually required to this area before the effect is noticable. Over time, the jaw muscle will shrink in size (atrophy) to give you a slimmer looking face/soften a square jawline, but this can take months (so the effects are not as immediate as with other Botox treatments).
Botox and Azzalure injections to the jaw (masseter) muscles usually last between 3 to 6 months before the next treatment is required.
No. You may feel a slight pinprick sensation as the area on your jaw is injected. Doctor Alex can also apply special numbing cream beforehand if you are worried about this.
More or less immediate recovery — it can be performed in your lunch break! As a needle is used for the injection, there is a chance you may get a small amount of bleeding/bruising, which usually resolves after a few days.
Treatment using Botox costs £350 (special offer, reduced from £495). Please see the price list for full list of treatments.